This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
Me And My Uncle
Black Throated Wind
Next Time You See Me
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Big Railroad Blues
Playing In The Band
Beat It On Down The Line
You Win Again
The Other One ->
Comes A Time ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)
Turn On Your Lovelight ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
One More Saturday Night
Tracks renamed, fixed/checked with shntool and re-shned in shn v.3
by terrapinstation on 10/28/02
December 18, 2017 Subject:
Dreaming of dead and co euro tour
The euro tour is special in every context. It's a special place for the band; one they never played at again. so the performance follows that rationale. They gratefully give us their best, because they had one shot at it.
It's also an anomaly. The dead are worldly, intelligent and non discriminating, but they are an American band. There is an unavoidable sense of patriotism in it, even if it's not the usual toxic xenophobia that parades as patriotism most often.
Finding a euro deadhead is tough these days. to have them all in one place for a few concerts every 40 years is special. it brings that sense of a whole continent being a family, or at least a half of it being a family. To feel that in itself is very special in Europe; Europe, where the fragmentation between people in these tiny "1 hour drive across nations" puts our lofty dreams of being more than animals in check.
So when you get freedom of sound, substance, friendshid and unity among not just nationalities, but species, you glimpse the ultimate goal of growing sentience: freedom, peace and longevity for as many life forms as possible. the dead cover 2 of those directly, and one indirectly. How do you kindle hope within yourself after a 40 hour week when in debt and facing jail time for smiling on a cloudy day?
Bring on the euro 2019 tour for a fresh dose of that Dead magic. The world needs it, We need it; I need it.
February 4, 2017 Subject:
Classic show. Perfect example of the beauty of Europe '72. Great quality in sound and music, LOVE IT!
February 3, 2017 Subject:
December 11, 2015 Subject:
consistently engaging show
I Know You Rider is as good as any.
August 13, 2013 Subject:
An absolutely legendary performance
This amazing performance is possibly the finest of Euro '72, though there are several other contenders including 4-14, 5-11, and 5-26. The whole show is great, and has long been a favorite of mine ever since its partial release on Hundred Year Hall. But the second set jam suite is, much like most of the tour, the highlight here.
Truckin kicks off this suite in great fashion, with an amazingly high energy jam with plenty of jazzy Other One teases. This is probably the best version of the tour imo. After a brief drums the band launch into an absolutely legendary Other One that is so in the zone it has to be heard to be believed. It's always hard to pick "best" versions of Dead jams, but dare I say that this Other One is not only likely the best of the tour, but possibly the best of all time. The band is just locked in perfectly, Garcia especially weaving some serious magic. There are more than a few hints at a thematic jam (possibly Feelin' Groovy) before things quite down and get spacey after the verse. Phil starts up a great theme that sounds very much like the band's performances of Clementine from 1968. From here, things start to get pretty hairy, building up to a wildly intense Tiger, with Jerry shredding and Bobby throwing out Spanish jam teases underneath the wash of sound. The final 8 minutes many be the best part, however, as Garcia and company wind through a spellbinding jazz jam that flows and builds with jaw-dropping intensity, as the band comes crashing into the second verses. WOW!!!
Things come back to earth with a contemplative Comes a Time, and Bob and Jerry rock out hard on Sugar Magnolia. But this set is still not over, with an epically jammed, bluesy Lovelight and great versions of GDTRFB and OMSN to end this legendary show, which gets my highest possible recommendation